Help Wanted: Pirates!
Help Wanted: Pirates!
Book & Lyrics: Chris Widney
Music & Lyrics: Sebastian Fabal
New York City
Set Design: Edward K. Ross
Lighting Design: Jason Jeunette
Costumes: Shawn Sturdevant
Pictured: James David Larson, Jessica Kaufman, Katie Cortez, Eric Williams, Amber Grant, Elizabeth Twachtman, Miles Smith, and Andrew Wheeler Long
Set Design: William Brown
Lighting Design: Monica Chavez
Pictured: Amelia Lang-Wallace, Drew Bastian, Dan Neufer, Amanda Hibbler, Cierra Long, Kyleigh Barler, Marc de la Concha
Photo Credit: William Brown
P R E S S
Bloomberg News: Pick of the week
“Help Wanted: Pirates!” packs a lot into a 50-minute drama, including mistaken identity, swordplay, audience participation and 10 pleasing songs by J. Sebastian Fabal.
The Sitters Studio production, directed by Mary Catherine Burke, is ideal for kids under 10 and their parents. Expertise in pirating and British nautical history not required.
Mary Kate Burke’s direction is swift and smooth while the performances are spirited and…pirate-y. James David Larson is an exceptional leading man, playing Captain Squid. Elizabeth Twatchman and Amber Lee Grant are delightful as Crabby and Shabby…Miles Alexander provides a Caribbean charm to Kokomo Joe….Best of all is Jessica Kaufman as Toby. She’s given the most to do in the book and she nails it. She’s lively, funny and has that WHAM-BAM spirit that a show like this needs.
Catchy songs, a cute story and fun interactive elements like a pirate fashion show that kids really enjoy. My son and I saw it last weekend and spent the rest of the day swashbuckling.
Be Your Best Mom.com
The cast was funny and the music excellent! I’m never quite sure what to expect from a kids show, but this appealed to both adults and kids. Everyone could have a good time. It seemed a good time was had by all, not just my family. Catch it if you can, you won’t regret it!
Stroller in the City
The music was super catchy and the kids were in awe the entire time.
For me, that’s always the measure of how well a show has connected with my kids…if my three year old spends the afternoon re-enacting what he’s seen on stage, I know he was paying attention. And if a cast can get my future little ADD diagnosis to engage, I know they are doing something right.
Raising Three Savvy Ladies
Help Wanted: Pirates! was loved by my two oldest savvy ladies. The energetic cast made you want to become a pirate. The songs were spectacular and my girls began singing along. During this interactive show, my oldest walked the “fashion” plank. Seems appropriate that she wore stripes! They liked the idea of traveling during the musical to a different part of the theater.
The Mama Maven
I recently attended a performance with my children and we all had a great time! The show, which runs 45 minutes, is appropriate for kids ages 4-12 but my 3 year old son loved it! We also enjoyed the songs and the beautiful voices of the performers.
The Digital Latina
Help Wanted: Pirates! isn’t your ordinary children’s play. The cast really gets the kids involved from the beginning to end. Packed with hilarious interactive games with the audience to the trips backstage to assist the Pirates in preparing some icky and interesting Pirate Stew, the fun never ends. There’s a treasure out there was the opening to Help Wanted: Pirates! and it really set the tone for the rest of our time at the show. For us, the real treasure was all the fun and excitement we had.